Texas Health Huguley Hospital is proud to announce the grand opening of its new, five-story, 116,000-square-foot critical care tower. Two of those floors are shelled spaces for future growth. This milestone marks a significant advancement in the healthcare services available to patients in our communities.
The new tower is home to an expanded emergency department double the size of the previous one. Increasing from 24 patient rooms to 44 and from three ambulance bays to six, the larger space allows staff members to care for an increased number of patients quickly. Exam rooms are also larger and feature frosted windows to offer more privacy. With a focus on efficiency and patient-centered care, the new emergency department aims to reduce wait times and ensure quick attention to those in need. Additionally, Texas Health Huguley is currently in pursuit of Level III Trauma status, which allows them to care for even sicker patients. They expect to receive the official certification this Summer.
An enhanced medical intensive care unit (MICU) on the second floor of the new tower offers a comprehensive range of services to patients requiring specialized care. The MICU has 20 patient rooms equipped with the latest critical care technologies that are now more spacious, which is a 25% increase in capacity compared to the previous location. Combined with a team of highly skilled professionals, the hospital has strengthened its dedication to offering advanced and personalized healthcare services. Community members who require critical care can continue to receive it right in their own backyard at Texas Health Huguley.
The existing oncology department has also been improved to offer an enhanced patient experience. In addition to medical enhancements, Texas Health Huguley’s new critical care tower offers an all-new dining area. The hospital recognizes the importance of providing a comfortable and inviting space where patients, visitors and team members can enjoy a delicious and nourishing meal.
“The grand opening of our new tower represents a significant milestone for Texas Health Huguley and the patients we serve,” said Penny Johnson, President and CEO of Texas Health Huguley. “As we planned for this new tower, we considered the needs of our growing community. The added space and technology, coupled with our team’s dedication to delivering exceptional and compassionate care, ensures that patients get the care they need close to home.”
Beginning Wednesday, January 24, Texas Health Huguley’s new critical care tower will start admitting patients. Current patients in the emergency department and MICU will also be moved to the new tower on this day.
This expansion represents an exciting chapter in Texas Health Huguley’s history, reflecting its mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ by continuously enhancing patient care. For more information about the new critical care tower, please click here.